Celebrating the first anniversary of the skate park Saturday, the Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is letting its users show off their talents during an event called Skate Jam.

Rain forced the grand opening ceremony and ProTown BMX Team clinic and demonstration indoors today.

Thursday's grand opening ceremony for the Roanoke Rapids Skate and BMX Park won't just be a gathering of dignitaries — it will be one of action with a professional BMX team giving clinics and demonstrating their skills.

The Roanoke Rapids Skate and BMX Park serves as a great example of how local government can be responsive to its constituents.

Published in Opinion
Saturday, 05 March 2016 11:59

Photo gallery: Ready, set, skate!

The Roanoke Rapids Skate and BMX Park officially opened today.

As the city prepares to open the skateboard and BMX park Saturday, council this evening approved an ordinance amendment requiring its users to wear helmets, knee and elbow pads.

The Roanoke Rapids Skate Park will open at 10 a.m. on March 5, parks and recreation Director John Simeon reported to city council this evening.

For the past three weeks, the identity of the future Roanoke Rapids skatepark has been taking shape.

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